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About Philippe Gilbert:

Philippe Gilbert (born July 5, 1982 in Verviers, Belgium) was one of the finest single-day racers of his generation.

He turned pro in 2003 for the FDJeux team. His best performance that year was winning the points classification of the Tour de l'Avenir. It took a couple of years for him to mature into a winning rider. In 2005 he won the Tour du Haut Var and the Polynormande, but in 2006 he won his first big one, the Omloop Het Volk.

That Het Volk win was the result of repeated attacks that resulted in a solo win.

His best years were 2008 to 2011, but in 2012 he won the World Road Championships in Limburg, The Netherlands. In 2011 he became only the second rider after Davide Rebellin to win all three Ardennes Classics: Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallone & Liège–Bastogne–Liège, in a single season.

His last big single-day win was the 2019 Paris–Roubaix, giving him five "Monument" race wins.

He continued to gain high placings with an occasional win. Even in 2022, his final year as a racing pro, he won the Four Days of Dunkirk stage race, taking the third stage along the way.

His final race was the 2022 Paris–Tours, ridden when his was forty years old. There was no miracle win that day. He finished 27th, in the front group.

Major victories & high placings:


  • 2nd-place Tro Bro Léon
  • 1st points classification Tour de l'Avenir, winning stage 9


  • Paris-Courrèze
  • 2nd Trophée des Grimpeurs
  • 2nd Paris-Brussels
  • 2nd GP de Wallonie
  • 4th Tour Down Under, winning stage 3


  • Trophée des Grimpeurs
  • Tour du Haut Var
  • Polynormande
  • Tour de Méditerranéen stage 2
  • Four Days of Dunkirk stage 4


  • Omloop Het Volk
  • Gp de Wallonie
  • GP de Fourmies
  • Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré stage 2
  • 4th Eneco Tour, winning stage 7


  • Tour du Limousin stage 1
  • 2nd Le Samyn


  • Vuelta a Mallorca overall plus winning Trofeo Mallorca & Trofeo Soller stages
  • Paris-Tours
  • Omloop het Volk
  • Le Samyn
  • Tour Down Under Mountains Classification
  • 3rd Milano-Sanremo


  • Ster Elektrotoer, winning stage 4
  • Giro di Lombardia
  • Paris-Tours
  • Gran Piemonte
  • Coppa Sabatini
  • Giro d'Italia stage 20
  • 3rd Tour of Flanders


  • Giro di Lombardia
  • Amstel Gold Race
  • Gran Piemonte
  • Vuelta a España stage 3 & 19
  • 3rd Gent-Wevelgem
  • 3rd Tour of Flanders
  • 3rd Liège-Bastogne-Liège


  • Ranked #1 in UCI World Tour
  • Belgian Road Race and Time Trial champion
  • Tour of belgium, winning stage 3
  • Ster ZLM Toer, winning stage 4
  • Liège-Bastogne-Liège
  • Amstel Gold race
  • La Flèche Wallone
  • Clasica San Sebastian
  • GP de Quebec
  • Montepaschi Strade Bianche
  • Brabantse Pijl
  • GP de Wallonie
  • Tour d France stage 1
  • Volta ao Algarve stage 2
  • 2nd Eneco Tour, winning stage 3
  • 3rd Milano-Sanremo
  • Tirreno Adriatico stage 5


  • UCI Road Race World Champion, 2nd in time trial
  • Vuelta a España stage 9 & 19
  • 3rd LA Flèche Wallone


  • Vuelta a España stage 12
  • 2nd Brabantse Pijl


  • Ster ZLM Toer, winning the prologue and stage 3
  • Tour of Beijing, winning stage 2
  • Brabantse Pijl
  • Amstel Gold Race
  • Tour de Picardie mountains classification
  • 4th Tour of Belgium, winning points classification


  • GP Pino Cerami
  • Giro d'Italia stages 12 & 18
  • 2nd Tour du Haut Var, winning the points classification
  • 2nd Clasica de San Sebastian
  • 7th Tour de Wallonie, winning stage 3


  • Belgian Road Champion
  • Vuelta a Murcia
  • 2nd Tour de Luxembourg, first in points classification, winning stages 2 & 4
  • 3rd Volta Limbourg Classic


  • Three Days of De Panne, also winning the Sprints Classification & stage 1
  • Tour of Flanders
  • Amstel Gold Race
  • Tour de Suisse stage 2
  • Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Combination Classification
  • 2nd Dwars door Vlaanderen
  • 2nd E3 Harelbeke


  • GP d'Isbergues
  • 2nd Le Samyn
  • 2nd E3 Harelbeke
  • 3rd Tour of Flanders


  • Paris-Roubaix
  • Vuelta a España stages 12 & 17
  • 3rd Halle-Ingooigem
  • 10th Tour de la Provence, winning stage 3


  • Four Days of Dunkirk, winning stage 3

Professional Teams:

  • 2003 - 2008: FDJ
  • 2009 - 2011: Silence-Lotto
  • 2012 - 2016: BMC
  • 2107 - 2019: Quick-Step
  • 2020 -2022: Lotto-Soudal

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Philippe Gilbert racing the 2006 Tour of Flanders

2009 Tour of Flanders: Philippe Gilbert is followed by Tom Boonen

2009 Vuelta a España, stage five.

2009 Tour of Lombardy

2010 Tour of Flanders, Gilbert on the Grammont.

Philippe Gilbert finishes third in the 2010 Tour of Flanders.

Gilbert gets a bottle in the 2010 Amstel Gold Race

He wins the 2010 Amstel Gold Race

Glbert wins Vuelta a España stage three

At the 2010 Vuelta a España's fourth stage.

And he wins Vuelta a España stage 19.

Gilbert on the Ghisallo climb in the 2010 Tour of Lombardy

Also on the Ghisallo.

It was worth putting up with the bad weather. Philippe Gilbert wins the 2010 Tour of Lombardy

2011 Milano-Sanremo: Gilbert descends with Michele Scarponi on his wheel.

2011 Tour of Flanders: Gilbert on the Bosberg.

On the white gravel roads of the 2011 Strade Bianche.

2011 Tirreno-Adriatico stage five.

Gilbert, wearing the Belgian Champion's jersey, wins 2011 Tour de France stage 1.

His reward: The Yellow Jersey

The 2011 Tour de France stage 2 team time trial with yellow-clad Gilbert in the lead.

After the time trial Gilbert lost the GC lead, but remained the points classification leader. Here he is in stage three in green.

Glbert (in green) and Cadel Evans finsih 2011 Tour de France stage nine.

Teammates Philippe Gilbert and Cadel Evans relax at the 2012 Tirreno-Adriatico

Gilbert in the Belgian Champion's colors racing the stage 2 of the 2012 Tirreno-Adriatico.

An exhausted Philippe Gilbert after the 2012 Fleche Wallonne.

2012 Daupine Libere, stage four tme trial.

2012 Vuelta a España, stage 9: Philippe Gilbert outsprints Joaquin Rodriguez.

2012 World Championships. Gilbert attacks

Gilbert makes the attack stick.

And the rainbow jersey is his reward. Phlippe Gilbert is 2012 road race champion of the world.

Gilbert races the 2012 Tour of Lombardy in his rainbow jersey.

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2013: Gilbert at the Down Under Classic in Australia.

2013 Tour Down Under stage 2: Gilbert remounts his bike after a crash.

Before the start of the 2013 Tour de France, Gilbert heads to the pre-race press conference.

Gilbert descending in 2013 Tour de France stage 16.

Bradley Wiggins and Philippe Gilbert before the start of 2013 Eneco Tour stage two.

2013 Vuelta a España stage 14.

Gilbert climbs in the 2014 Roma Maxima race. This was previously called the Giro del Lazio.

2014 Amstel Gold Race. Gilbert drops the hammer.

And makes it stick.

Gilbert on the podium after winning Amstel Gold in 2014.

Gilbert time trials in stage 3 of the 2014 Eneco Tour.

Gilbert after the first stage of the 2015 Tour du Haut Var.

Gilbert attacks in the 2015 Amstel Gold Race.

Gilbert wins stage 12 of the 2015 Giro d'Italia.

2015 Eneco Tour. Gilbert climbs the Grammont.

2016 Tour of Luxembourg: Gilbert wins stage 4.

Gilbert in the 2017 Paris-Nice. Here he's climbing in stage 6.

2017 3 Days of De Panne stage 1.

Gilbert's reward for winning stage 1 of 3 Days of De Panne in 2017.

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Gilbert going deep on the Kwaremont in the 2017 Tour of Flanders.

One lets Gilbert get away at one's peril. Here he wins the 2017 Tour of Flanders.

And celebrates his victory on the finish line.

Tour of Switzerland stage six

2019 Paris-Roubaix: Gilbert at the Carrefour de l'Arbre

2019 Paris-Roubaix, Philippe Gilbert's last big win.

Gilbert with the cobblestone trophy.

Julian Alaphilippe (left) and Philippe Gilbert before the start of the 2019 Amstel Gold Race

Gilbert checks out the course of the 2019 Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

Gilbert time trialing in stage 4 of the 2019 Dauphiné.

Stage 12 of the 2019 Vuelta a España. Gilbert has a very good day.

A tough day at the 2019 World Road Championships.

Gilbert on the muddy cobbles of the 2021 Paris-Roubaix

Gilbert wins stage three of the 2022 4 Days of Dunkirk and then took the final GC. Photo: Belga

Philippe Gilbert in his final race, the 2022 Paris-Tours.

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